With the World Health Organization classifying the COVID-19 or Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic and urging people to stay at home it is most important that everyone adheres to some safety tips:
- Stay at home. If you do not need to be out then it is important that you remain at home with your family unit to avoid contraction from someone who may be ill with COVID-19. Only travel for food, necessities, and urgent medical appointments. If we all work together we can help curve the total number of cases.
- Wash your hands frequently, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain a social distance of 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority.